Nancy Pelosi spent the majority held her weekly press conference at the U.S. Capitol demagoguing Donald Trump for enforcing U.S. immigration law.
“It’s ridiculous to think that the way to protect the border is to put children in cages,” Pelosi said in scorched-earth remarks to the House press corps.
Pelosi regularly hit the talking point that Democrats would never put illegal immigrant children in cages on the border: “Democrats have taken full responsibility for the border,” Pelosi said, “But we don’t think we have to put children in cages to do it.”
In response to a question about Trump tweeting that her “dream” is open borders, Pelosi said, “No matter what my dream is, [Trump] would still be there.”
Pelosi went on to say that Trump is incapable of “civilized human behavior.”
The images of Texas- and Arizona-based child detention facilities were taken in 2014. They show crowded chain link cages full of children who crossed the border illegally under the Obama administration.